Review by Erik Stashak
Michal Dabal and Zuza Krajewska’s new film California Lullaby puts the Californian ideal to sleep with the crawling and bizarre sounds of David Lynch’s music (who would expect anything less from the archbishop of the strange) and the confused and estranged modeling of Patrycja Gardygajlo. The set invokes the faded and desertion of a LA woman, who seemed to have it all in life. Between the alternate images of her diminishing sexuality, through the representation of strawberries and death, in the form of scissors, the film leaves our broken Mrs. Cleaver, only with her spot-on 60’s retro-chic fashion disappearing into the dark.
Eric Stashak is a recent graduate of philosophy and politics, working on entering the world of the pen wherever possible. Well-traveled and a lover of languages, Eric is looking for the interesting and absurd wherever he goes.